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    Trump orders review of skilled worker visa scheme

    Reuters . Kenosha, Wis | Updated at 10:46pm on April 19, 2017

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the US visa programme for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and...

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    IMF sticks to 6.9pc growth projection

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on April 19, 2017

    International Monetary Fund has retained its previous projection about Bangladesh’s economic growth at 6.9 per cent for the current fiscal year 2016-17...

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    Bring back discipline to get budget incentives, NBR tells transport sector

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:46pm on April 19, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue chairman Md Nojibur Rahman on Wednesday asked road transport sector leaders for bringing back discipline in the sector for getting...

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    Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:10am on April 19, 2017

    Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a new programme requiring better English-language and job skills, prime minister...

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    Govt to support dev of 1,000 ICT-based products

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:08am on April 19, 2017

    The government will support development of 1,000 ICT-based products within 2021, state minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said in Dhaka on...

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    Moody’s retains B’desh Ba3 credit rating

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on April 19, 2017

    Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said it has retained its rating (Ba3) for Bangladesh’s sovereign credit. The country maintained the stable outlook on...

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    Govt forms committee to face EU Compact review on labour issues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2017

    The government on Tuesday formed a working committee consisting of factory owners, labour leaders and government officials to assess the status of labour issues raised...

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    ONE Bank gives scholarships to meritorious students

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:55pm on April 16, 2017

    ONE Bank Limited, one of the leading private commercial banks in Bangladesh, awarded scholarships to the poor but meritorious students of various educational institutions of...

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    Govt mulls to cut ITCs’ bandwidth import dependency

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:15pm on April 16, 2017

    With the aim of slash import dependency of International Terrestrial Cable (ITC) operators, the government has started the process to sell the bandwidth of Bangladesh...

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    BB meets 20 banks on loan recovery today

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:14pm on April 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has summoned 20 banks to a meeting today to discuss their lower loan recovery performance against their defaulted and written-off loans..

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